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Australia mass surveillance ‘among most aggressive’


Perth : Australia conducts one of the world’s most aggressive mass surveillance programmes, US journalist Glenn Greenwald has said.Mr Greenwald was one of the reporters who broke the 2013 story on internet surveillance by the UK and US.He told broadcaster ABC that Australia was “probably the country that has got away with things the most” following those revelations. But he ...

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Australia-led MH370 search to be called off in 2016


Canberra, June 4: The search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 led by Australia is expected to be called off early next year, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said on Thursday. Australia’s JACC, which is leading the arduous and expensive search in the Indian Ocean for the Boeing 777, said it would not be expanded beyond its current area ...

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‘A disgrace and a blight’: Inside Australian call centres that want to rip you off


Sydney : MOST call centres, no matter what their business is, exist because they want your money. They can be annoying, persistent or even intrusive. And sometimes they can be criminal. That is exactly what so-called boiler rooms are. They are effectively professionally run call centres serious about ripping hardworking Australians off. And the really bad news is they are ...

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Australia greyhound report finds ‘barbaric’ cruelty


Perth : Animal cruelty is widespread in the Queensland greyhound racing industry, says an Australian government report. Its author, Alan MacSporran, QC, said the industry had failed systematically to assess and manage how animals were treated by trainers and racers. The report follows the release of footage earlier this year of trainers using live animals to bait racing dogs. Mr MacSporran said the ...

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Bill Shorten Australian opposition leader introduces same-sex marriage bil


Canberra, June 1: Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten on Monday introduced a same-sex marriage bill in the Federal Parliament. The Australian Labour Party leader’s private members bill proposes replacing the words “man and woman” with the term “two people” to define who can be legally married, ABC reported.he same-sex marriage debate in Australia gained momentum this week days after Ireland’s ...

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